Garden Speaker Series

Welcome to the home page for the

Parkdale – Silver Springs Partnership Project

a collaboration between Calgary community gardens.

Tickets are $15.00+GST and payments can be made online or at the door.

Date Topic Host
April 20, 2016 Small Space Gardening

Dani and Leigh Smythe from CROP


Silver Springs
May 18, 2016 Companion Planting/Calgary Plant Selection /Cold Extension

Janet Melrose

Silver Springs
June 15, 2016 Composting

Mike Dorian

Silver Springs
July 20, 2016 Food Forest

Adrian Buckely/Luke Kimmel from reGenerate Design

August 17, 2016 Culinary Herbs/Medicinal Herbs

Julie Walker

September 21, 2016 Canning/Drying/Preserving


October 19, 2016 Solar Energy & Net Zero Houses

David Silburn

November 16, 2016 Water Harvest Systems

Andrea Rocchio

December 7, 2016 Christmas Centrepieces

Janet Melrose

Silver Springs
January 2017 – TBD Tree Pruning

Adrian Buckley/Luke Kimmel from ReGenerate Design

Venue – TBD
February 15, 2017 Therapeutic Gardening

Janet Melrose

Silver Springs

Parkdale Community Centre – 3512 5th Ave NW

Silver Springs Community Centre – 5720 Silver Ridge Dr. NW

For more information contact Parkdale Garden and Gathering Place Director Audrey Smith at

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The lead on the Speaker Series is Moira Balkwill…

“Being involved in the garden has allowed me to meet many interesting people in our community and provides a welcome daily outing with my two kids over the summer.  There is so much to learn and I am excited to be involved in organizing what will be a terrific speaker series.” – Moira